Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Benefit Coverage for Healthy Footwear

Our feet are quite literally the foundation to the rest of our body and most insurance companies recognize the benefits of providing coverage for orthotics, custom made shoes or modifications to footwear.

Foot Foundation in Elmira is renowned for their expert craftsmanship in a broad range of custom footwear. Owner, Ray Bauman is a Certified Orthopaedic Footwear Specialist which is a recognized designation by the Pedorthic Association of Canada and the College of Pedorthics of Canada. Most group benefit insurers such as Manulife, Sunlife, RWAM and Blue Cross, offer coverage for their services.

An orthotic is a corrective device worn inside the shoe which is custom made from a 3D image of your foot using raw materials. Your Doctor, chiropodist or podiatrist may prescribe an orthotic or custom made or modified shoe to correct any number of medical conditions and pain in your feet, knees, limbs or even your lower back.

Ray Bauman has spent over 35 years mastering his craft and offers options in orthotics from direct moulding or cast-moulded orthotics. They also offer state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology and combined with their traditional shoemaking and orthotic craft they can accurately capture and replicate the contours of your foot.

With a prescription from your health provider most insurance companies recognize the health benefits of custom footwear. Your footwear specialist will complete an extensive evaluation and will observe things such as your posture, the structure, alignment, strength and range of motion of your feet and legs and they will look at the wear patterns on your current footwear. A gait analysis will be performed before and after the orthotic or custom shoe is designed and Foot Foundation will make any adjustments as needed over the life of your custom footwear.

Foot Foundation is a registered service provider for WSIB the Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Claims for Auto Insurance and the National Indian Health Board. Visit their website for the full range of footwear solutions they offer.
http://www.therecord.com/shopping-story/4616025-benefit-coverage-for-healthy-footwear/

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